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Whale Housing – Netherlands

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Building: Whale Housing
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: de Architekten Cie ; Frits van Dongen
Project Team: A. Mout, P. Puljiz, F. Veerman, R. Konijn, J. Molenaar, A. Moreno, W. Bartels
Landscape Designer: Adriaan Geuze, West 8 Landscape architects bv, Rotterdam
Contractor: Heijmans Bouw, Almere Stad
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Haarlem
Client: Development Company New Deal bv, Amsterdam
AE Interests: Designed to look like a beached whale. Large building design is complimented with an interior garden giving off the feeling of intimacy. Aluminum roof is angled to make both sides elevated which is a strategy used in this design to maximize sunlight for the apartments within.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

Posted in Built

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